Chiefs Release Robert Golden

The Chiefs released safety Robert Golden today, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link). 

Golden’s agent told Rapoport that the release was at Golden’s request. He also said Golden “didn’t feel like he was getting the opportunity to contribute the way he wanted to.” Golden signed a one-year deal with the team back in April.

Golden came into the league as an undrafted free agent with the Steelers back in 2012, and spent the first six years of his career in Pittsburgh. Across 92 games with the Steelers, he racked up 125 tackles, seven passes defended, and two interceptions.

Golden appeared to break the news himself, tweeting earlier that he was “no longer a Kansas City Chief”. Golden’s agent added that “he’s hoping to catch on with another team soon” although it will be difficult for him to make a team this late in camp.

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  1. connfyoozed

    Hopefully he does catch on somewhere. Golden is a really good and underrated special teams player, he played on every kicking game unit and was a captain for the Steelers. But he shouldn’t be playing much on defense except as an occasional sub or specialist in certain packages. He gets more exposed the more he plays safety.

        • connfyoozed

          Agreed. Colclough couldn’t do anything well and was also a 2nd round pick draft bust. Golden was an undrafted free agent who has become a special teams stud and legit NFL player, just not a very good safety.

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